Northern Shoveler

It was a bit of a surprise to see a Northern Shoveler at Swan Lake today. It may be that two or three are in the area each winter, but they are not seen in most years along the road system. Although the lake was entirely frozen (with people skating on it), I imagine this … Read more

Recent Birds

Took a couple of trips to Totem Park, one yesterday and one today. Yesterday I saw 3 Northern Pintails, 6 smaller dabblers (I thought Green-winged Teal at the time, though they may have been Northern Shovelers), at least 4 Caspian Terns (including a hatch-year bird), many Thayer’s Gulls, Mew Gulls, a handful of Herring Gulls, … Read more

Daily Observations: Swan Lake and Sage Beach

This entry is part 175 of 222 in the series 2007 Photojournal

I had an early afternoon basketball game today, and on the way home I stopped by Swan Lake to spend a little time watching. Later in the afternoon, Connor, Rowan and I went for a walk down to Totem Park. Weather: It was a cool day with some rain in the morning. Mostly cloudy skies … Read more